The Latest: Cliven Bundy charged with assault, conspiracy

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas are charging Cliven Bundy with conspiracy, assault on...

Obama administration opening 2-front campaign on Syria

MUNICH (AP) — The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another.

The United States, Russia and more than a dozen other nations with...

Kansas Supreme Court invalidates school funding law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court threatened Thursday to shut down schools if lawmakers don't revamp the way the state funds public schools by July, ruling that a law enacted last year as a temporary fix...

Cosby cases inspire Colorado bill for more time for victims

DENVER (AP) — The sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby have inspired Colorado lawmakers to sponsor a bill to eliminate a statute of limitations to give rape victims more time to seek criminal...

Feds: Leader of New Jersey gang Grape Street Crips indicted

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey say they've arrested the reputed leader of one of the state's most violent street gangs, the Grape Street Crips.

The U.S. attorney's office announced...

Judge orders northeast Iowa zoo to remove tigers, lemurs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The owners of a private northeast Iowa zoo must remove their tigers and lemurs after a federal judge ruled that they failed to provide appropriate living conditions for the endangered...

As 'Force Awakens' winds down, 'Avatar' remains supreme

NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after opening to unprecedented fanfare, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is finally winding down in theaters, leaving behind arsenals of plastic lightsabers and a trail of box-office...

Protests inside, outside during South African nation speech

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Opposition members disrupted the South African president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, with some lawmakers walking out of the joint session.

President Jacob Zuma had not yet...